Next in line as CEO of his family's international luxury-resort empire, Liam Westbrook didn't make his way to the top playing it safe. So when the fast-living British bachelor spies an exotic beauty under a smoldering North Carolina moon, he makes a scandalous proposal. The night culminates in an all-consuming passion that leaves them both burning for more. Liam knows he can't just walk away. But after a devastating past betrayal, can he trust where his heart is leading him?
Maya Alvarez's two young daughters are her entire world. But when she ends up alone—on her birthday—the divorced single mother does something totally out of character. She accepts an invitation that leads to a hot summer fling with a seductive stranger who makes her feel bold and desirable again. When Maya must return to the real world, will Liam and their pleasure-fueled fantasy end up as only an affair to remember?
At the beginning of this well-plotted, even-paced introduction to Reese's Pleasure Cove contemporary series, Maya Alvarez, a divorced mother of two, tumbles into bed with British executive Liam Westbrook. They agree to continue seeing each other through the summer. Since Maya expects the affair to end before her children return from visiting their father, she doesn't mention that she's a parent; however, things get complicated when Liam, who's made it clear he's not interested in raising kids, asks for more time and hints at a deeper commitment. Liam, a complex chameleon-like character, is charming in Maya's home of North Carolina but bitter in England, where he's reminded of his brother and ex-girlfriend's betrayal. Maya's revelation shocks him and leaves him wondering how far he's willing to go for love. Both characters are strong, and their relationship develops naturally, without any force or pretense. Trust and forgiveness are at the heart of their dilemmas, and there are no easy fixes. Readers will enjoy sharing their bumpy ride to their happy ending.
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Playing With Desire
Dear god in heaven, this book was eh-ve-ry-thing! This story really really pulls you in and make you root for both of the leads, Maya & Liam.
Despite the chasm between the filthy rich bachelor and down to earth single mother, their differences aren't that noticeable, and them interacting is no more stark or difficult than a boy meets girl at the local bar story.
& the romance, the intimacy?-was spot on. It was so tastefully erotic, I don't know how it was managed. It was hot, steamy, overwhelming, subdued, sexy, and just soul snatching. Whew!
Really, you won't be disappointed with this book or their story. It was incredibly well written. Set aside a day, because it's a definite page turner.